We had a roast chicken dinner on Sunday with all the trimmings which included creamed leeks as a side. I didn't take any photos but rest assured it was good.
There was so much chicken leftover that I made a chicken/ham and leek pie and also a chicken stew with dumplings both of course using leek.
The sauce in the pie was cream based and topped with shortcrust pastry, definitely not a healthy option.
There was enough stew for two days with enormous dumpling that fluffed up once cooked, a real winter warmer. Perfect for the cold weather that we have had this week.
My fourth use of leek was a shepherds pie, an old favourite from our Army days. I haven't bought any minced lamb for awhile so was quite surprised at the price. We are considering this as a treat, you have to have a treat now and again.
I made them individually and topped them off with mustard mash to give them extra flavour.
They were good...
Finally, leek and potato soup that I make on a regular basis there is enough for today too. Another warming dish for these cooler days.
How do you use your surplus vegetables languishing in the freezer?
See you soon.